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International

IS suspect arrested off ‘refugee’ boat

ROME, Dec 14,(AFP): Italian police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of being a member of the so-called Islamic State (IS), clapping him in cuffs shortly after he arrived by boat along with hundreds of refugees, media reports said Monday. The man, reportedly in his 20s, was arrested by officers …

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Shopkeeper arrested for banning ‘Ahmadi’

LAHORE, Pakistan, Dec 14, (AFP): Pakistani police charged a shopkeeper with blasphemy Monday after he banned members of the Ahmadi minority from entering his shop, a rare bid by authorities to protect an ethnic group that usually suffers state-sanctioned persecution. The shopkeeper in the eastern city of Lahore was charged …

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Sikhs, Muslims unite to combat backlash – Growing safety concerns, more armed guards in American mosques

CHICAGO, Dec 14, (Agencies): Pardeep Kaleka spent several days after 9/11 at his father’s Milwaukee gas station, fearing that his family would be targeted by people who assumed they were Muslim. No, Kaleka explained on behalf of his father, who wore a turban and beard and spoke only in broken …

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ISIS eyes oil as it advances to Libya’s interior: French min – IS executes 2 for ‘spying’, ‘witchcraft’ in Libya

PARIS, Dec 14, (Agencies): French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the Islamic State group was spreading from its stronghold on the Libyan coast to the interior of the country with the aim of getting access to oil wells. “They are in Sirte, their territory extends 250 kms …

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16 dead in Pakistan market bombing

A bomb hidden in a bag ripped through a crowded bazaar in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region Sunday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 30, officials said. The death toll was expected to rise after the explosion at the Eidgah used-clothes market in …

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Armed ‘Patriots’ turn protests toward Muslims – Muslim Americans struggle with Calif attack fallout

DALLAS, Dec 13, (Agencies): They are known as “Three Percenters,” followers of a movement that has rallied against gun control efforts nationwide, patrolled the US border with Mexico and recently begun confronting Muslim Americans. Followers describe themselves as armed “patriots.” But some of their leaders have been blamed for threats …

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Al Habtoor meets Ethiopian Consul General – Investment opportunities explored

DUBAI, UAE, Dec 13: The Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, met with a delegation from Ethiopia on Thursday Dec 10, 2015 at the Al Habtoor Group head office. The delegation was led by His Excellency Yibeltal Aemero Alemu, Consul General of the Federal Democratic Republic …

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World adopts climate deal – India, China, Saudi happy with climate pact

PARIS, Dec 12, (Agencies): A global climate conference on Saturday adopted an international accord aimed at transforming the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and slowing the pace of global warming. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius banged down his gavel to rapturous applause, signalling the deal was agreed by nearly …

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Car bomb near hospital in Syria’s Homs kills 16 – Vehicle carrying 330 pounds of explosives

DAMASCUS, Dec 12, (AFP): A powerful car bomb exploded near a hospital in the central Syrian city of Homs Saturday, killing 16 people and wounding dozens, the provincial governor and a monitoring group said. Talal Barazi said the blast near the Al-Ahli hospital, in the Al-Zahraa neighbourhood where most residents …

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Trump a disgrace: Alwaleed

DUBAI, Dec 12, (RTRS): Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has called Donald Trump a disgrace to the United States following his call for a ban on Muslims entering the country, and demanded the Republican front-runner withdraw from the US presidential race. Trump triggered an international uproar when he made …

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